Aligning Resources with National Security Strategies in Africa

Virtual Academic Program

November 30 – December 1,
December 7–8,
December 14–15, 2021

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Information Note
Schedule
Syllabus
Biographies

Program Overview

Presented by:

Dr. Luka Kuol

Session 1  |  November 30, 2021

Status of Security Expenditure: Public Expenditure Review

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Gary Milante
  1. Dr. Willene Johnson

Objectives:

  • Assess the trend and pattern of security/military expenditure in Africa.
  • Introduce the concept of the Public Expenditure Review and its link with national security strategy development and alignment of security resources in Africa.
  • Discuss some of the lessons learned from the Public Expenditure Review (PER) of security sector in Africa and its implications for aligning security resources with national security strategies.
Session 2  |  December 7, 2021

Planning Security Resources: National Security Strategy and Budgeting

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Fairlie Chappuis
  1. Dr. Willene Johnson
  1. Dr. Emile Ouedraogo

Objectives

  • Examine the Ibrahim Index of African Governance for insights into the trend and patterns of governance reforms and public perceptions of security.
  • Discuss allocation and alignment of security resources through national security strategy development and budgeting process.
  • Examine the core budgeting approaches and principles and how they can guide the planning, allocation and aligning security resources through national security strategy.
  • Discuss the challenges and lessons learned for effective allocation and alignment of security resources through NSS.
Session 3  |  December 14, 2021

Managing Security Expenditure: Public Expenditure Management in the Security Sector

Presented by:

  1. Dr. Willene Johnson
  1. Dr. Elizabeth Kariuki
  1. Ambassador Phillip Carter

Objectives:

  • Discuss some key principles of public financial management and democratic governance in the security sector and why are they so important during uncertainty and crisis.
  • Share challenges of introducing and implementing the principles of public expenditure management and resources mobilization in the security sector, particularly in off-budget/military businesses, payroll and procurement.
  • Examine the lessons learned and best practices for effective implementation of public expenditure management and mobilization of security resources in Africa.